Ernest Montaut Racing Prints Book, ca. 1910
This is a portfolio of pictures that was given by a friend of mine. It's all prints of early European Grand Prix car races. It's all, 1895 to 1907's the years.
It is a book of images of car designs by an artist by the name of Ernest Montaut, who was one of the great early artists of airplanes, dirigibles, and cars. He really helped romanticize aviation and automobiles in the early days. All of the images are very beautifully done. Now, we've counted in here... How many color plates did we count in here?
There was only one record of this book existing. So there's really very few records-- it's quite rare. At auction, I would estimate its value at $8,000 to $12,000. It wouldn't be surprising to me if it sold at auction for the higher level.
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